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Restaurant Guide 2013: Shigezo/Yataimura Maru


Restaurant Guide
3810 SE Division St., 841-5527, shigezo-pdx.com. [NOODLE BAR] Izakayas look and act like Restrantus but they are, taxonomically, Tavernus. That is, the Japanese-style late-night noodle-and-booze sh   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Guide 2013: Sok Sab Bai


Restaurant Guide
2625 SE 21st Ave., 971-255-0292, soksabbai.com. [KHMER HERE] Portland’s only exclusively Cambodian restaurant—others serve Cambodian along with Thai and/or Vietnamese—was spawned from a foo   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Guide 2013: TarBoush


Restaurant Guide
3257 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 235-3277, tarboushbistro.com. [PITA POW] If you’re in the Lebanese restaurant game—a dozen or so places in Portland are—you should nail your pita. Those puffs are a   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Guide 2013: Wildwood


Restaurant Guide
1221 NW 21st Ave., 248-9663, wildwoodrestaurant.com. [HAPPY 21ST] Wildwood is a refuge of sorts. These blocks of Northwest 21st Avenue feel Pearlier by the moment, the influx of new condos in the   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Guide 2013: Xico


Restaurant Guide
3715 SE Division St., 548-6343, xicopdx.com.  [SCOUTING REPORT] In sports they’d say Xico has “big upside.” A year after opening, this loft of Mexican comfort food as delivered from Or   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Guide 2013: Different 'Vision

Looking at the future of Southeast Division Street


Restaurant Guide
Division Street is home to our Restaurant of the Year, runner-up and five other picks in this guide. Seemingly every old business on Division is being converted into a trendy restaurant or bar.    More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Guide 2013: Ava Gene’s, Restaurant of the Year Runner-Up


Restaurant Guide
Ava Gene’s could have rested very comfortably on its laurels. A breakout hit from its first weekend, the avant-Italian follow-up to Duane Sorenson’s first restaurant, the Woodsman Tavern,    More
 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Review: El Cubo de Cuba


Food Reviews & Stories
Little Havana’s Cuban restaurants feel strangely uptight, like they’re run by Republicans. One of the best lunches I’ve had all year, at the Versailles Bakery in Miami, was marred by the u   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Slick Gear

Stuff to help you enjoy riding your bike for the six wet months to come.


Culture Features
Photos by Misha Ashton mooreThere’s a lot to be said for biking in the rain. Sure, Portland’s winter skies are gray and leaky and the sun falls behind the West Hills so, so fast. On the othe   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR, REBECCA JACOBSON, MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: The Greatest Pumpkin

A blind taste-off of 23 pumpkin beers and ciders.


Drank
When it comes to pumpkiny booze, no one touches New York. That’s what nine Willamette Week tasters found from a blind taste-off of pumpkin beer and cider. The Oregon debut of Pumking, the vaunte   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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